Aquamarine - The Stone of Courage and Protection

Aquamarine is the stone of courage and protection. It is a mesmerizing gemstone full of light that encourages women to express their feelings and have confidence in their femininity.

Aquamarine is a variety of beryl, the same class that the emerald belongs to. The name of this semiprecious stone comes from the Latin "aqua marina" which means seawater, a name inspired by the colors it has - the variations between serene blue and shades of green very reminiscent of the different shades of seawater.

The price of aquamarine depends on color and clarity, and of, course, like any precious or semiprecious stone, on carats. The darker the shade and the closer it is to blue, the higher its value.

Aquamarine is Enveloped in Myths and Symbolism

Also called the "stone of courage" or "the stone of sailors", the aquamarine is the subject of many myths and legends, as well as mysterious symbolism.

In ancient times it was also believed that these stones could strengthen friendship and those who wore aquamarine were always safe from trouble.

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Sailors considered the stone to be a lucky talisman because they believed it protected them from the wrath of Poseidon, the god that controlled the seas in Greek mythology, storms, drowning, and will bring them luck in their activities, either fishing or warrior expeditions. The Romans also believed that for the god of the sea this gemstone is sacred.

The Greeks and Romans believed that the aquamarine came from the treasure chest of mermaids, well hidden in the depths of the seas or oceans, and has unsuspected magical powers.

To the Sumerians, Egyptians, and Jews it was a symbol of happiness and eternal youth.

As a Christian symbol, the aquamarine was associated with the Apostle Thomas because it imitated heaven and earth, and he had traveled extensively by sea to spread the faith.

Aquamarine and the Zodiac Signs

In 1912 it was proclaimed the talisman of those born in March by the National Association of Jewelers of America but is considered the amulet of Scorpios. It is also recommended for the zodiac signs Pisces, Libra, and Aquarius.
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Aquarius, the aquamarine promotes friendship and love, and those in the sign of Pisces highlight their self-awareness and sensitivity. Others consider it a stone of the Taurus sign due to its relationship with the emerald - the stone dedicated to the bulls.

According to popular belief, the crystals of the zodiac sign protect the wearer and help him to be calm, peaceful, and focused on what he wants.

Beneficial Health Effects

Although there are many myths regarding aquamarine, the positive influence that color can have cannot be denied. It has a similar effect to sea waves: soothing and relaxing.

Aquamarine is said to strengthen the heart, lungs and is a good remedy for nerve diseases. It can ward off anger or rage and helps the wearer to be calmer and find inner peace.

Moreover, this special blue gemstone can increase the ability to be more understanding, compassionate, and stimulates one's creativity, and increases mental balance.

According to other sources, it reduces anxiety and wards off nightmares. It can also instill a sense of self-confidence and help overcome stress, especially for actors and speakers.

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